How are placements test scores determined?
Level Test Codes:
ML -- indicates level is based on placement test.
Placement test cutoffs are set to assure students a 65% likelihood of earning a C- or better in the course where they are placed.
MTL -- indicates level is based on course work transferred to SOU.
Students with recent transfer course work will often be able to use those courses for placement rather than taking the placement test.
MOL -- indicated level was overridden and reset by mathematics faculty member.
In rare instances, a mathematics faculty member may override a student's placement.
Level Test Scores
The "Score" column indicates the maximum placement. Actual course numbers are used for placement into Math 065, 095, 111, 112, 251, 252, and 253. Use the Score of 100 for placement into entry-level courses (Mth 158, 211, 243, or EC 232). Students may take a course with a lower level than where they are placed.
|Source||Code||Score||Criteria||Expiration||Advising Sheet color|
|Mth 60 -- no level code||NA||Orange|
|ML||065||EA ≥ 30||
|ML||095||EA ≥ 40||Yellow|
|ML||100||EA ≥ 50||Green|
|ML||111||EA ≥ 75 or CLM ≥ 30||Cherry|
|ML||112||(EA ≥ 95 and CLM ≥ 30) or CLM ≥ 42||Pink|
|ML||251||CLM ≥ 60||Purple|
|MTL||065||Passed equivalent of Mth 060 with C- or better||Never||Blue|
|MTL||095||Passed equivalent of Mth 065 with C- or better|
|MTL||100||Never took Mth 095, but passed a mathematics course (with a C- or better) that had a Mth 095 prerequisite|
|MTL||111||Passed equivalent of Mth 095 with C- or better|
|MTL||112||Passed equivalent of Mth 111 with C- or better|
|MTL||251||Passed equivalent of Mth 112 with C- or better|
|MTL||252||Passed equivalent of Mth 251 with C- or better|
|MTL||253||Passed equivalent of Mth 252 with C- or better|
|MOL||065||May register for Mth 065||Never||None|
|MOL||095||May register for Mth 095|
|MOL||100||May register for Mth 158/211/243 or EC 232|
|MOL||111||May register for Mth 111|
|MOL||112||May register for Mth 112|
|MOL||251||May register for Mth 251|